5 of 10 The most dangerous jobs in America are the ones where people are likely to be injured.
Here’s what that means for the rest of us.1.
Medical Assistant: 1,818 people died in medical assistant jobs in 2016, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The highest death rate was in nursing homes and hospitals where people were more likely to die in accidents.2.
Dentist: 1 in 20 Americans were employed in a dental profession in 2016.
The largest number of workers in the profession were in hospitals and nursing homes, and the highest percentage of workers were women3.
Veterinarian: 1.8 million people were employed as veterinarians in 2016—more than any other occupation4.
Plumber: 4.3 million people in the US worked as plumbers5.
Electrician: 3.7 million people working as electricians6.
Metal detectorist: 3 million people employed as metal detectors7.
Machinist: 2.5 million people at major manufacturers in the U.S.8.
Metal engineer: 2 million people who are in the industry9.
Mechanical engineer: 1 million people that build machinery10.
Pharmacist: 1 to 2 million9 in the entire U. S.